Artifact Details

Title

CDC 38500 Cartridge

Catalog Number

XD222.80A

Type

Physical object

Date

1970 ca.

Manufacturer

Control Data Corporation (CDC)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Dimensions

1 x 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.

Description

A secondary memory storage device- with 40 million bits per cartridge. 25K cartridges were distributed across 8 cartridge storageunits with 16 magnetic tape handlers. Access time was 15 seconds divided by 8 transfer units. The cartridge was designed to survive 2 orders of magnitude. The unit was capable- in a given time frame- of more loads and unloads than any other magnetic tape. The tape is 2.7inches wide with 100" of usable storage area.

Category

Memory: tape

Credit

Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lot Number

XD222.80

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XD222.80 CDC 38500 Cartridge